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1 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Helping students imagine the Future they want to construct

2 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct New Work Dynamic o Redefinition of jobs and work: jobs, 5 or more occupations, 3 or more industries o The goal is no longer the perfect lifelong job, its the best possible life o Make the most of every job. School is a job.

3 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Choosing Career Development Paradigm Shift Learning

4 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Career Development Paradigm Shift Occupatio n Skills & Character

5 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Career Development Paradigm Shift Work Life

6 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Career Development Paradigm Shift Information Left brain Imagination Right brain

7 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct OLD: Choose a DESTINATION What will you be when... ? Paradigm Shift NEW: Follow your HEART Who are you now? Why are you here (purpose)? What are your special skills, abilities, talents, gifts (assets)? Where/when are you in your zone? Who needs what you love to do? What will you do next (stepping stones)? What competencies will you work on? What does your future look and feel like?

8 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct 1Know yourself, believe in yourself, and follow your heart 2Focus on the journey, not the destination - become a good traveler (Stepping Stones) 3Change is constant, and always brings new opportunities 4Access your allies, and be a good ally 5Learning is lifelong The High Five

9 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Blueprint Competencies Domain A Personal Management 1 Build/maintain a positive self-concept 2 Interact effectively with others 3 Change and grow throughout life Domain B Learning and Work Exploration 4 Engage in lifelong learning 5 Locate and use information 6 Understand work/society relationship Domain C Career Management 7 Secure/create and maintain work 8 Make life/work decisions 9 Maintain balanced life/work roles 10 Understand nature of life/work roles 11 Manage ones career building process

10 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Domain A Personal Management 1Build/maintain a positive self-concept 2Interact effectively with others 3Change and grow throughout life Character Respect Responsibility Honesty Integrity Empathy Fairness Initiative Perseverance Courage Optimism

11 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 1.Be proactive – Youre in charge 2.Begin with the end in mind - Have a plan 3.Put first things first – Work first, then play 4.Think win-win - Everyone can win 5.Seek first to understand, then to be understood - Listen before you talk 6.Synergize – Together is better 7.Sharpen the saw – Balance feels best Dr. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

12 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Essential Skills 1.Reading 2.Document Use 3.Numeracy 4.Writing 5.Oral Communication 6.Working with Others 7.Continuous Learning 8.Thinking Skills 9.Computer Use

13 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Learning must be experiential Simulations - Serious Games Learning from the future Learning Competencies Soft Skills: attitudes, character, emotional intelligence "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B.F. Skinner

14 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Imagination Where Everything Starts If you can see it clearly enough, and want it badly enough, unforeseen forces start to conspire - Heliotropic effect Intent, purpose Personal, relevant, motivational, invokes passion

15 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct The Power of Imagination How do you know what you want to be when you grow up, when youve never been there? You imagine it happening.

16 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct The Power of Imagination How do you know what you want to be when you grow up, when youve never been there? You imagine it happening. The Real Game, like no other educational experience Im aware of, offers this opportunity. H B Gelatt H B currently concentrates his writing on the Process of Illumination. His POI articles can be found at

17 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct 2008 STUDENTS What did you learn from The Real Game? o If you don't try your hardest and you don't care about school or grades you are going to end up in a bad situation. o I learned what life is like in adult shoes. Our parents go through this every single month. o Im am in charge of my life and what I want to do with it. o I learned to achieve what I want to do in life so I don't get stuck with the job I got in this game. o Your salary isn't what makes you happy with your job. o I learned how much a big income is actually worth after bills, clothing, food, shelter and taxes. o Doing bad in school won't get me where I want to go. o I need to try harder in school so I can have a good future. o Now I have something to work for not just graduating.

18 Helping students imagine the future they want to construct Toll-free: The Real Game 2.1


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